Welcome to Sensible Concrete Works.
The Commercial Concrete Solution Specialists for Sevier County and the greater East Tennessee region.
Sensible Concrete Works, LLC is a licensed and fully insured residential and commercial concrete contractor proudly servicing the greater East TN area. We specialize primarily in commercial building and construction.
5 Benefits of having a poured wall foundation-
Strength—Poured concrete walls have a compressive and flexural strength (web search these if you’re not an engineer) several times that of block and far beyond the required safety factor.
Water resistance—The increased strength, density, and joint-free construction of poured walls dramatically reduce basement water problems. A water tight basement means fewer service issues for builders, and happier homeowners to boot.
Fire resistance—solid wall construction affords at least twice as much protection against fire as hollow core concrete block.
Design flexibility—Poured wall techniques are adaptable to most home designs and can even be poured in brick or smooth finish.
Maintenance—Poured wall construction is virtually maintenance free.
Why is Concrete a sustainable Building Material?
Concrete is a friend of the environment in all stages of its life span, from raw material production to demolition, making it a natural choice for sustainable home construction. Here are some of the reasons why, according to the Portland Cement Association and the Environmental Council of Concrete Organizations:
Resource efficiency. The predominant raw material for the cement in concrete is limestone, the most abundant mineral on earth. Concrete can also be made with fly ash, slag cement, and silica fume, all waste byproducts from power plants, steel mills, and other manufacturing facilities.
Durability. Concrete builds durable, long-lasting structures that will not rust, rot, or burn. Life spans for concrete building products can be double or triple those of other common building materials.
Thermal mass. Homes built with concrete walls, foundations, and floors are highly energy efficient because they take advantage of concretes inherent thermal massor ability to absorb and retain heat. This means homeowners can significantly cut their heating and cooling bills and install smaller-capacity HVAC equipment.
Reflectivity. Concrete minimizes the effects that produce urban heat islands. Light-colored concrete pavements and roofs absorb less heat and reflect more solar radiation than dark-colored materials, such as asphalt, reducing air conditioning demands in the summer.
Ability to retain stormwater. Paved surfaces tend to be impervious and can block natural water infiltration into the soil. This creates an imbalance in the natural ecosystem and leads to problems such as erosion, flash floods, water table depletion, and pollution. Pervious concreteis a special type of structural concrete with a sponge-like network of voids that water passes through readily. When used for driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, and other pavements, pervious concrete can help to retain stormwater runoff and replenish local water supplies.
Minimal waste. Concrete can be produced in the quantities needed for each project, reducing waste. After a concrete structure has served its original purpose, the concrete can be crushed and recycled into aggregate for use in new concrete pavements or as backfill or road base.
We serve industries such as:
• Hospitality: hotels, restaurants, assemblies.
• Municipalities: community centers, parking garages.
• Healthcare: medical offices and buildings.
• Corporate and business offices and more!
Sensible Concrete Works is happy to consider your residential project. We accept residential projects as our commercial
contracting and building allows:
• Structural Concrete
• Decorative Concrete
• Site Work and Preparation
• Commercial, Residential and Industrial services